Exciting yet tumultuous, life certainly has a way of keeping us on our toes. Amid the calls, emails and meetings, it sometimes feels like there is barely enough time in the day to fit in lunch. Scheduling in some ‘you’ time quickly falls down your to-do list and inevitably slips through the net.

“Especially at this uncertain time, though, prioritising our all-round wellbeing and a sense of calm is fundamental. What you need is a moment of escape, some time to sit back, think and refresh your mind and body,” says Adrian Attard, General Manager of the Corinthia Palace. 

Malta’s newest and most luxurious spa – Athenaeum – is just the spot. Here lies an uplifting experience like no other.

When starting the process of reinventing its spa, Corinthia Palace did not want to simply go through the motions of offering standard hotel spa services. Anything short of extraordinary just does not cut it in the luxury wellness sector. A five-star spa will only stand out from the crowd if it is distinctive. 

Athenaeum has tapped into the secret: personalisation. The redesigned spa does not try to be everything for everyone. Instead, the team has curated a journey that homes in on wellbeing – a space for you to recentre yourself and bring your mind back into focus.

Located in the heart of Malta, Athenaeum is where mental clarity meets physical rejuvenation. Since opening its doors in 1989, Corinthia Palace’s spa has been a pioneer in Malta’s health and wellness sector. Yet again, its revamp has raised the bar both in Malta and across Corinthia’s portfolio of hotels and spas.

“Your visit here promises the ultimate experience in wellness on the island,” Mr Attard continues.

Every aspect of the spa’s redesign has been crafted to slow down time so you can make the most of the spa’s facilities.


This is your moment of pampering. Start your day in the thermal Vitality Suite, with its thermal pool, heated marble beds, sauna and steam room. You can then move on to the Serenity Lounge and terrace, nail bar, indoor pool and jacuzzi, and the large outdoor pool.”

In creating the perfect antidote to the stresses of daily life, Athenaeum has teamed up with ESPA, the world-renowned luxury skincare brand. ESPA lives and breathes Athenaeum’s holistic philosophy of nurturing both mind and body. Its lavish products offer a deeply sensorial experience with visible benefits for the health and beauty of your skin.

From an ESPA Optimal Skin Facial or Personalised Facial to an ESPA Mindful Massage or Inner Calm Massage, you can choose from a carefully considered range of therapies. You are also invited to consult with Athenaeum’s expertly trained therapists to create a unique experience that is just right for you.

Athenaeum now joins other distinguished ESPA spas worldwide, including the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia London, Royal Spa at Corinthia Budapest and The Spa at Corinthia Lisbon. That said, Athenaeum’s ethos and celebration of Maltese culture and heritage are firmly its own. Set in a citrus and herb garden, the spa radiates Maltese character and historic traditions. 

Corinthia Palace’s Mediterranean splendour triggered a project that celebrates the form of Maltese architecture. The award-winning design team at Goddard Littlefair in the UK, who also created Corinthia’s landmark hotel in London, worked with Malta-based Quality Projects to realise the four-million-euro renovation. The result is a seamless indoor-outdoor experience that is steeped in serenity and celebrates local artisans.

Athenaeum has also joined forces with Dr Raina Rodrigues (née Zarb Adami). The world-class aesthetic physician has brought the expertise from her London Harley Street clinic, Aesthetic Virtue, to Corinthia Palace to offer guests unparalleled facial care. High-quality treatments are combined with medical standards to craft facial rejuvenation therapies, including chemical peels, microneedling, botox, dermal fillers and painless permanent laser hair reduction. 

From start to finish, Athenaeum is a journey in serious self-care. Today, rather than tomorrow, choose to spend some precious hours exclusively focusing on you. Or create a memorable, shared experience by enjoying the exemplary Corinthia Palace with your loved ones. A five-star overnight stay and a visit to Villa Corinthia for brunch and a bubbly Afternoon Tea, or Rickshaw for a Far Eastern dinner, never go amiss. Here lies an escape that will elevate your senses, rest your mind and ground your soul.

For more information on Corinthia Palace or Athenaeum Spa, visit

www.corinthia.com/palace, @corinthiapalace on Twitter, @CorinthiaPalaceHotel and @athenaeumspamt on Facebook and @corinthiapalace and @athenaeum.spa on Instagram

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